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An aerial view of Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano captured from an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) overflight video on May 31, 2018. Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to collect visual information on this changing eruption site. Scientists will examine the video footage in detail to understand the evolution of the expanding collapse area and assess hazards at Kīlauea’s summit. Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Community meetings on volcanic ash and vog in West Hawaii (June 20 & 21)

Two community meetings on volcanic ash and vog will be held this week in West Hawaii. Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria (81-901 Onouli Rd. in Kealakekua) Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School cafeteria (68-1730 Hooko St. in Waikoloa Village) Residents will have their […]

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Volcanic ash and vog community meeting in Kona Wednesday (June 20)

There will be a volcanic ash and vog community meeting in Kona Wednesday (June 20). Hawaii County Civil Defense, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Hawaii State Department of Health will be in attendance. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Konawaena High School Cafeteria.

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This image is from a temporary research camera positioned near Kapoho looking southwest. From left to right, one can see the eruptive fissures, with Fissure 15 on the far left, and Fissure 8 near the center. Webcam image taken Friday, June 8, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 still active, ash eruption at Kilauea summit early Friday (June 8)

The Big Island interior and south are expected to have increased levels of vog until tonight.

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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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Vog shrouds the coastline of Hilo Bay as seen from Liliuokalani Gardens Sunday morning (Jan 17, 2010). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Volcano Watch: New informational products offer guidance on living with vog in Hawaii

Vog, caused by sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emitted from Kīlauea, has been a frequent problem on the Island of Hawai‘i for the past 30 years.

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The summit of Mauna Loa (left) rises above the vog layer on the leeward side of the Island of Hawai‘i in November 2012. The flank of Hualālai is visible at right. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Dual nature of vog results in air quality variety show

Vog forms as volcanic gases bubble out of Kīlauea’s active lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u and from the vents and lava flows in and around Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Photo from the Tuesday morning (Feb 24) overflight showing the north margin breakout. This photo is looking downslope with Pahoa in the background. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

Study looking at how people cope with vog

MEDIA RELEASE A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kilauea volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway. Led by Dr. Claire Horwell, director of the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network and a researcher at Durham University in the United Kingdom, the study is being conducted in cooperation […]

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Visitors to Wailoa River State Park walk along the shore as vog blankets Hilo in the background. Kona winds pushed the vog from Kilauea Eastward. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

New study looks at how people cope with vog, public input needed

A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kīlauea Volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway.

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Casey Yudnt takes a sunset photo of daughter Izabella, six-years-old, at Kawaihae Harbor Thursday afternoon (May 22). Photography Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Wish you were here? Kawaihae sunset snapshot

The voggy conditions in West Hawaii create a colorful sunset backdrop at Kawaihae Harbor Thursday (May 22).

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Volcano Watch: Online tools help Hawaii breathe easier during trade wind time-outs

Volcanic pollution from Kīlauea, commonly referred to as vog, impacts some part of the Island of Hawai‘i most days.

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Federal disaster declaration renewed for vog damage

Federal disaster declaration renewed for vog damage

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has renewed a disaster declaration for Hawaii Island due to volcanic emissions from Kilauea volcano. The declaration is in response to a request from Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Dec. 27, 2011, citing continued agricultural production losses caused by vog. The federal declaration allows Hawaii County agricultural producers […]

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Volcano Watch: Can a VMAP help you find your way on a voggy day?

Volcano Watch: Can a VMAP help you find your way on a voggy day?

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) Vog is made up of two principal components — sulfur dioxide gas, emitted by the active Kilauea volcano, and acid sulfate aerosols, produced by a reaction of sulfur dioxide gas, oxygen, and sunlight. A new Vog Measurement and […]

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Farmers can apply for emergency funding; no money available

Farmers can apply for emergency funding; no money available

MEDIA RELEASE Applications currently are being accepted for the Emergency Conservation Program. ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters. This program is for producers who require the assistance of the federal government. If you have suffered damages to your fence line or galvanized pipeline […]

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People woke up this morning (Jan 17) and took a look out the window to confirm what their lungs were telling them, the vog is bad today. Hawaii County Civil Defense reported poor air quality conditions in upper Puna and Ka‘u areas of the Big Island due to emissions from Kilauea volcano.

Thick vog smothers East Hawaii, Puna, Volcano and Ka‘u areas

People woke up this morning (Jan 17) and took a look out the window to confirm what their lungs were telling them, the vog is bad today. Hawaii County Civil Defense reported poor air quality conditions in upper Puna and Ka‘u areas of the Big Island due to emissions from Kilauea volcano.

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